Winter Fruit Sangria

We heart easy entertaining, and red wine sangria is an effortless way to spread good party cheer. Dressed with sliced fruit and vibrant berries, a pitcher of sangria makes an impressive display on a bar cart or side table. Get your guests mingling with this elegant yet fun self-serve cocktail. If you love to throw a good party, we guarantee this sangria will be a big hit!


Whether summer or winter, switch up the fruit and berries depending on the season. Summer sangria loves sliced oranges or limes with fresh, pitted cherries and a sprig of mint. Need a wintry cocktail? Load your sangria with blood oranges, cranberries, and fresh rosemary .

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Strawberry Fields. Swap out the cranberries or cherries for an equal amount of sliced fresh strawberries.
  • Autumn splendor. Swap out the berries for 2 sweet, chopped apples. Add 4 cinnamon sticks and ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Stone Fruit. Replace the berries with 2 sliced plums, 1 sliced peach, and 1 sliced nectarine. Also add in ¼ cup peach nectar.

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Winter Fruit Sangria

Beautiful, stunning and so simple. This simple sangria is made with sparkling wine, fresh winter fruits and beautiful herbs. Ideal for a party, because it can be prepped ahead of time. Added bonus: looks gorgeous on any party table.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8


  • 2-3 blood oranges or navel orange
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries or pomegranate arils
  • 1 bottle sparkling white wine
  • sprigs of fresh rosemary or mint


Slice oranges. Place in a large glass pitcher. Add cranberries and white wine. 

Cover and place in fridge overnight, or for 3 hours minimum. 

Garnish with rosemary or mint sprigs before serving.


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